Warrior Spirit Project Founder and President
WAET, C-WYT, iRest Level 2,
ACE-CMES, ACE-Health Coach
Charla is a WAE Warrior Task Force member who has taught over 100 WAE evidence-based WAE classes to the entire military family! She is also the Founder and President of Warrior Spirit Project, an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves Veterans and First Responders in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area. She is a Certified Warrior Yoga Teacher (C-WYT), an iRest Level 2 Teacher, and Certified Warriors at Ease teacher (WAET), with extensive training in therapeutic and trauma-informed methods. Charla has more than 25 years of professional leadership experience in health and wellness promotion, working directly with U.S. military and Department of Defense personnel in the U.S. and abroad, and she served as Regional Program Coordinator in Texas during the initial launch of the Warriors at Ease Train, Teach, and Transform Program. Her understanding of military and first responder culture derives not only from her professional life but also from her 36 years of marriage to a federal law enforcement officer who deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan during OIF and OEF. Charla is passionate about bringing opportunities for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing to our nation’s warriors, seeking to help them discover a renewed sense of well-being, connection, and purpose in their lives.